ESSAY: How to manage the Apocalypse?

By Svenja Schüffler (2019)

With regards to content, the recent art works correspond with the essay “How to manage the Apocalypse?“. It will be presented in the current exhibition at Galerie Kuchling, Berlin as part of an artist book. Visitors are also invited to take a copy of it home. Different readings of essay and pictures reflect and inspire each other. Full Essay pdf for Download:

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ART PROJECT: How to manage the Apocalypse?


By Svenja Schüffler

Both aesthetically and literarily, the project poses the question: “How to manage?“, and explores whether management in a high-tech civilization significantly fueled by fossil carbon follows this glorifying logic: Safeguarding energy supplies and technology projects takes absolute precedence over the accompanying side effects. Wouldn‘t that mean, that undesired consequences don‘t require prevention but just control, so to speak Management.

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ART PROJECT: Control Room (Kontrollraum)

By Svenja Schüffler
Exhibition Galerie Kuchling, Berlin
11. May -11. July 2019

CONTROL ROOM (School) stiftet dazu an neue Institutionen und Konzepte der Vorsicht zu entwickeln und rechtlich einzufordern, das heißt des Nicht-Tuns und des präventiven Unterlassens. Durch das Verschalten, Übertragen, Umwandeln, Zusammenfügen und Kombinieren der Signale, Ängste und Botschaften entsteht ein neues Alphabet der Vorsorge. Der Kontrollraum ist der Ort an dem dieses Wissen herbeigeführt und gesammelt wird. Er stellt es in der Publikation “CONTROL ROOM School. Neues Alphabet der Vorsorge” frei zur Verfügung. Denn der Mangel an Kontrolle und das Fehlen einer sichtbaren Verantwortung hinsichtlich nicht-kompensierbarer Folgen stellt die Legitimität der traditionellen Institutionen in Frage. Nicht nur das Versicherungswesen, sondern auch Regierung, Wissenschaft, Militärwesen und Wirtschaft, und ihre Komplizenschaft.

ARTIST LECTURE: (Laplaces) Daemon and WikiDaemon

By Svenja Schüffler
May 8th 2018
Konrad Zuse Haus, University Rostock, 17 Uhr, Raum 110.

Die kollektive Prognoseplattform (Laplaces) Daemon mit der Online-Bibliothek WikiDaemon nähert sich dem Ungewissen und Zukünftigen, um ein Bewusstsein für mögliche zukünftige Katastrophen und deren Ursachen zu schaffen. Die Plattform lenkt den Blick gezielt auf Risikoabschätzungen, „Unsicheres Wissen“ und bislang unbeachtete Folgen des technischen, ökonomischen und politischen Handeln des Menschen, die zukünftige Katastrophen bedingen könnten.
Inhalt der Präsentation: Was sind die Zusammenhänge und Hintergründe die zur Entstehung des Konzepts geführt haben und wie ist der aktuelle Stand des konzeptionellen und technischen Aufbaus der Online-Plattform?

ARTIST LECTURE: Silence of Alarms

By Svenja Schüffler
12.01.2018 Kunstverein Tiergarten
“Dark, liquid” Vom Wissen und Nicht-Wissen des Meeres

In 2004 the Boxing Day tsunami took hundreds of thousands of lives. In answer, the German Indonesian Tsunami Early warning System was established, as an attempt to reduce the risk of tsunamis at the west cost of Indonesian. But these instruments to reduce risk such as risk assessment and  management can become itself a source of risk, and therefore part of the problem. Continue reading “ARTIST LECTURE: Silence of Alarms”

PERFORMANCE / TALK / FINISSAGE: “dark, liquid”

With Svenja Schüffler, Anne Schreiber, Gregor Kanitz
Jan 12th 2018

Finnissage dark, liquid Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin

From 2017-12-08 until 2018-01-13 the exhibition “dark, liquid”, curated by Julia Heunemann, took place at the Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten.

Roger Wardin, Angela Glajcar, Jenny Michel, Reiner Maria Matysik, Gregor Peschko and Rona Lee presented art works questioning the knowledge of the sea. The spectator is confronted with sculptures, oceanographic records, movies, paintings, drawings, sounds and even a deepwater exploration vessel, which all show the ocean as a deeply aesthetic space, that delivers access only through practises, media and technical objects.

The IUK was invited to be part of the finissage and gave two presentations, summed up by a talk with Burkhardt Wolf, Visiting Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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ART PROJECT: Laplace Daemon and WikiDaemon

By Svenja Schüffler
http://www.wikidaemon.org/

WikiDaemon is one kind of a tool with whom we prepare for the unforeseen. The tool is being created as a free online and nonprofit platform. This platform is an art-science initiative created and designed for experimental reasons. In the tradition of a collaborative library, WikiDaemon will provide access and participation to anyone, while at the same time it focuses specifically on the prospection of unintended side effects, uncertainties and risks, that we map out to forecast our future disasters. This experimental platform aims to encourage “anticipating the consequences of human action or events and evaluating the desirability and moral quality of consequences”. (Renn, O. & Klinke, A., 2012): Space Matters! Impacts for Risk Governance. In: The Spational Dimensions of Risk, Müller-Mahn. D., p.1. Project by Svenja Schüffler

TALK: 18. DresdnerBusinessTalk – Visionäre im Gespräch

With Svenja Schüffler, Volker Kreidler, Studio Gampe, Moderation: Anne Schreiber
OCTOBER 16th 2017

O R G A N I C  M E L T I N G  P O T
Entrance : 4 5 , O O  Euro | I n k l u s i v e A p e r i t i f & C a t e r i n g
Start: 7pm (Entrance 6:3O pm)
at BrockmannundKnoedlerSalon
An der Frauenkirche 1, O1O67 Dresden
Reservations:
www.brockmannundknoedler.de/dresdnerbusinesstalk
or BrockmannundKnoedlerSalon – Telefon O351.4843 384O

ART PROJECT: The Moment of the theoretical Alert

By Svenja Schüffler, Anne Schreiber

The project aims to design and critically reflect an Earthquake Early Warning Assistant of the near future. It experiments with scenarios of human-machine interaction via a series of multi-media performances that resemble a laboratory test room. The project will demonstrate a case study on the region of Istanbul and Almaty/Bishkek. It provides scenarios of rescue inside buildings: before, during and in the aftermath of an earthquake. The project is an interdisciplinary work between the artist and geoscientist Svenja Schüffler and the cultural scientist Anne Schreiber. The idea is based on Schüffler’s essay “KAIROS Earthquake Early Warning Application“, an outcome of the “Anthropocene Curriculum: The Technosphere Issue” at the HKW Berlin 2016. Project by Svenja Schüffler | Anne Schreiber, Berlin 2016.